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Handsome Tarantula Hawk (ventral) - Pepsis thisbe - male

Handsome Tarantula Hawk (ventral) - Pepsis thisbe - Male
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 31, 2015
Size: 28mm
These are images of a Spider Wasp that I believe is most likely a male Pepsis thisbe. The wing coloring of this species is unmistakable. (the thin dark band basad of the hyaline tips)
He is very similar to the much larger female that I filmed.
Here is a link to her images: ♀ However, he shows some evidence of short tubercles on his mesoplueron, that she didn't seem to have.
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Handsome Tarantula Hawk (ventral) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (ventral thorax) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (ventral head) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (ventral abdomen) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (lateral thorax profile) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (lateral thorax texture) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (lateral abdomen) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (dorsal thorax) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (wings closed) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (wings open) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (lateral head) - Pepsis thisbe - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (face) - Pepsis thisbe - male

Moved
Moved from Tarantula Hawks.